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VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) Requirements

 

If you are upgrading an existing deployment from an older system with smaller disk space, you might want to work with Aruba’s Technical Assistance Center (TAC) to reprovision the system in order to avoid potentially running out of disk space.

CLABV (Evaluation OVF)

* 2 reserved virtual CPUs
* 6 GB RAM
* 80 GB disk space required

C1000V (500 Virtual Appliance OVF)

* 8 reserved virtual CPUs
- Underlying CPU is recommended to have a PassMark® of 3000 or higher
* 8 GB RAM
* Disk space:
- 500 GB disk space required for existing deployments (upgrading from 6.3.6, 6.4.7, or 6.5.x)
- 1000 GB disk space required
* 2 Gigabit virtual switched ports
* Functional IOP rating for a 40-60 read/write profile for 4K random read/write = 75

C2000V (5K Virtual Appliance OVF)

* 8 reserved virtual CPUs
- Underlying CPU is recommended to have a PassMark® of 9600 or higher
* 8 GB RAM
* Disk space:
- 500 GB disk space required for existing deployments (upgrading from 6.3.6, 6.4.7, or 6.5.x)
- 1000 GB disk space required
* 2 Gigabit virtual switched ports
* Functional IOP rating for a 40-60 read/write profile for 4K random read/write = 105

C3000V (25K Virtual Appliance OVF)

* 24 reserved virtual CPUs
- Underlying CPUs are recommended to have a PassMark® of 9900 or higher
* 64 GB RAM
* Disk space:
- 1000 GB disk space required for existing deployments (upgrading from 6.3.6, 6.4.7, or 6.5.x)
- 1800 GB disk space required
* 2 Gigabit virtual switched ports
* Functional IOP rating for a 40-60 read/write profile for 4K random read/write = 350